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SPEI regulations include two new changes to help single parents

July 24, 2015, the BC government announced two new changes effective September 1, 2105, to the Single Parent Employment Initiative that will remove additional barriers to employment for single parents on income and disability assistance that have been advocated for by single parents, First Call and other organizations. 48 more words

Early Childhood Development

JAMA Pediatrics article on child poverty, brain development and academic achievement

This research, published in JAMA Pediatrics, underscores the urgency of reducing child and family poverty levels in BC and Canada, particularly in the early years of a child’s life when crucial brain development is taking place. 233 more words

Early Childhood Development

Stats Can: Childhood National Immunization Coverage Survey, 2013

The 2013 Childhood National Immunization Coverage Survey (CNICS) collected information about children’s immunizations from parents or guardians. About 89% of two-year-olds had received the recommended number of immunizations against measles, mumps and rubella and about 77% of two-year-olds had received the required number of shots for diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus. 19 more words

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More than just Cleaning the Environment...

There are days when I feel like a completely incompetent parent. When the kids are melting down and not responding to me, I find myself wishing that I had more energy and patience. 796 more words


DIY First Shape Sorter

You may have noticed your baby is enjoying taking objects out of containers and other places now. They may be enjoying putting the objects back in and listening to any sounds the objects make when dropped. 270 more words

A New Video to Highlight the Seedlings Project

Many thanks to Wendy & Rob Booysen who have not only donated considerable funds to support the Masi Educare project, but have also initiated the production of this wonderful video that highlights the importance of ECD in Masiphumelele. 125 more words


StatsCan: BPA concentrations in Canadians, 2012 and 2013

This study shows Canadian children and youth have levels of bisphenol A (BPA) higher than in adults. BPA is a chemical used in manufacturing items such as plastic food and drink containers. 11 more words

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